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Japanese Armor Identification Guide

This is an identification guide for Japanese tanks and armored vehicles used from 1927-1945. If anyone has questions or suggestions, please contact Vern@GermanDaggers.com.

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Tanks





Medium Tank Type 89 Chi-Ro - produced 1931-1939
Type 90 57 mm gun, 2 6.6 mm machine guns
682 produced



Tankette Type 92 Jyu-Sokosha - produced 1932-1939
13.2 mm or 6.6 mm machine gun, 6.6 mm machine gun
167 produced



Tankette Type 94 Te-Ke - produced 1932-1939
7.7 mm or 6.6 mm machine gun
823 produced



Light Tank Type 95 Ha-Go - produced 1936-1943
Type 98 37 mm gun, 2 7.7 mm machine guns
2,400 produced



Medium Tank Type 97 Chi-Ha - produced 1936-1943
Type 97 57 mm gun, 2 7.7 mm machine guns
1,162 produced



Tankette Type 97 Te-Ke - produced 1938-1944
Type 98 37 mm gun
557 produced



Light Tank Type 98 Ke-Ni - produced 1942-1943
Type 97 57 mm gun, 2 7.7 mm machine guns
104 produced



Medium Tank Type 1 Chi-He - produced 1943-1944
Type 1 47 mm gun, 2 7.7 mm machine guns
170 produced



Light Tank Type 2 Ke-To - produced 1944-1945
Type 1 37 mm gun, 7.7 mm machine gun
29 produced



Medium Tank Type 2 Ho-I - produced 1944-1945
Type 99 75 mm gun, 7.7 mm machine gun
30 produced



Medium Tank Type 3 Chi-Nu - produced 1944-1945
Type 99 75 mm gun, 7.7 mm machine gun
166 produced



Light Tank Type 4 Ke-Nu - produced 1944-1945
Type 1 57 mm gun, 7.7 mm machine gun
100 produced



Medium Tank Type 4 Chi-To - produced 1944-1945
Type 5 75 mm gun, 2 7.7 mm machine guns
2 produced



Amphibious Tank Type 2 Ka-Mi - produced 1942-1944
Type 1 37 mm gun, 2 7.7 mm machine guns
184 produced



Amphibious Tank Type 3 Ka-Chi - produced 1943-1945
Type 1 47 mm gun, 2 7.7 mm machine guns
19 produced



Self propelled gun Type 1 Ho-Ni I - produced 1942-1943
Type 90 75 mm gun
124 produced



Self propelled gun Type 1 Ho-Ni II - produced 1942-1944
Type 91 105 mm howitzer
54 produced



Self propelled gun Type 2 Ho-Ni III - produced 1944-1945
Type 3 75 mm gun
41 produced



Self propelled gun Type 4 Ho-Ro - produced 1944-1945
Type 38 150 mm howitzer
29 produced


Armored Cars





Type 87 Armored Car - produced 1927-1929
2 7.7 mm machine guns
28 produced



Type 92 Kokusan Armored Car - produced 1932-1934
5 6.6 mm machine guns
Approximately 100 produced



Type 92 Chiyoda Armored Car - produced 1932-1936
4 6.6 mm machine guns
200 produced



Type 92 Osaka Armored Car - produced 1932-1937
2 6.6 mm machine guns
Approximately 500 produced


Personnel/Equipment Carriers





Type 98 So-Da - produced 1941-1943
unarmed
Approximately 100 produced



Type 1 Ho-Ki - produced 1941-1943
unarmed
Approximately 200 produced



Type 1 Ho-Ha - produced 1944-1945
unarmed
Approximately 200 produced